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[ken-tish] /ˈkɛn tɪʃ/
of or relating to Kent or its people.
Origin of Kentish
before 950; Middle English Kentissh, Old English Centisc. See Kent, -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She would neither go to her nor ask her to come to the little house in Kentish Town.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • But the first act, with the Kentish lanes and woods for a back-cloth, must have been charming.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • Said to be simply a shortening or abbreviation of Sevenoaks, the Kentish village.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • He was certainly a Kentish man, and probably the son of a London clothier.

  • Essex stiles, Kentish miles, Norfolk wiles, Many men beguiles.

    Rhymes Old and New M.E.S. Wright
  • One who carries off fresh provisions to a ship; a Kentish term.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • The Kentish men have risen, and Olaf is with them; but he has not, and cannot have enough men to stay the Dane.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
  • "You may shoot me for telling you," said Kentish, with a quiet laugh and shrug.

    Stingaree E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • To have an idea of that vessel, you must call to mind what you have often seen on the Kentish road.

  • Both were of sound Kentish extraction, albeit varieties of the breed.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for Kentish


of or relating to Kent
Also Jutish. the dialect of Old and Middle English spoken in Kent See also Anglian, West Saxon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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